Nature Photography Classes

Join nationally recognized nature photographers in classes to sharpen your observation skills and your digital photography know-how. Explore a garden setting after dark or on a lovely day with your single-lens reflex (SLR) digital camera and learn to use editing tools to polish your images. Enhance your smartphone photography skills in a variety of workshops.

Classes are offered in-person, as synchronous (live) online programs, or using hybrid methods with both in-person and virtual content. Class delivery methods are denoted next to each listing as VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, or HYBRID.

Class Schedule April – August 2024

Photography in the Garden with Tom Hennessy | April 20 | IN-PERSON

Many of the beautiful images in Garden publications, Instagram and on our webpage are by photographer Tom Hennessy. Join him for this workshop to polish your own skills. Following a brief introduction, join Tom in the Garden to photograph spring flowers, foliage and landscapes. Spend your lunch hour in the classroom editing your photos and finish the day sharing your results with the class. Students should bring their own DSLR camera. 

NEW! Garden Photo Collage | May 29, 30 | IN-PERSON

This workshop is fun and accessible for all, blending photography with mixed-media collage. On day one, instructor Shelley Row will introduce basic points for taking well-composed photos with your phone. You will have time to explore the Garden and take pictures. Each participant will select two images to print before day two of the course. Through cutting, gluing, enhancing, painting, and designing on the second day, you will finish your collage masterpiece.  

NEW! Editing Photos with Adobe Lightroom Classic | August 31, September 7, 14 | IN-PERSON

Adobe Lightroom Classic is the premier software for photograph editing. It is very powerful, but intimidating to those who are new to it. In this course, photographer Tom Hennessy will cover the basics of Lightroom using botanical images with demonstrations and hands-on practice. We will cover importing, editing and exporting finished photographs. This course is designed for photographs taken with a DSLR or Mirrorless camera. Students must have access to a laptop with Adobe Lightroom installed.

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